WILLIAMSBURG — Memorial Day is just around the corner and one department is preparing to commemorate the occasion.
The City of Williamsburg Parks and Recreation department (WPR) is asking residents to share stories of their loved ones who have died in the line of duty as part of the department’s annual tradition: Memorial Mile.
“It is so important for us to continue to honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice,” according to the city’s website. “We hope this tribute can provide support and healing to those who grieve the loss of a loved one who was taken too soon.”
According to the WPR, the department wants to honor the sacrifices of those who served in the military, fire, emergency medical services and law enforcement.
“Gone but not forgotten: our fallen heroes remembered. We need you to tell their story because they cannot,” according to the WPR’s website.
The Memorial Mile remembrance signs will be on display on Saturday, May 29-31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Those who would like to submit stories about their fallen loved one can email a biography and a photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the event, visit the WPR’s website.
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